Archive for February 10th, 2009

Stalk your mailman! :)

I did a mass shipping of book packages today so if you heard from me about one of my random giveaways or won something recently from one of the authors (i.e. Denise Lynn’s Dragon book or Lisa Renee Jones’ books) the books are on the way and you should commence stalking of the mailman in the next few days. *G*

Gail and PamK, both of you will receive a larger package since I still had the books you claimed from months ago. Yes, I was slow in sending them out, so sorry!

Lori, I sent you my extra copy of HOT by Julia Harper since you were the winner from her blog post and won book 2 from her.

Hope you all enjoy the books! 🙂

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True Colors is New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah’s most provocative, compelling, and heart-wrenching story yet. With the luminous writing and unforgettable characters that are her trademarks, she tells the story of three sisters whose once-solid world is broken apart by jealousy, betrayal, and the kind of passion that rarely comes along.

The Grey sisters have always been close. After their mother’s death, the girls banded together, becoming best friends. Their stern, disapproving father cares less about his children than about his reputation. To Henry Grey, appearances are everything, and years later, he still demands that his daughters reflect his standing in the community.

Winona, the oldest, needs her father’s approval most of all. An overweight bookworm who never felt at home on the sprawling horse ranch that has been in her family for three generations, she knows that she doesn’t have the qualities her father values. But as the best lawyer in town, she’s determined to someday find a way to prove her worth to him.

Aurora, the middle sister, is the family peacemaker. She brokers every dispute and tries to keep them all happy, even as she hides her own secret pain.

Vivi Ann is the undisputed star of the family. A stunningly beautiful dreamer with a heart as big as the ocean in front of her house, she is adored by all who know her. Everything comes easily for Vivi Ann, until a stranger comes to town. . . .

In a matter of moments, everything will change. The Grey sisters will be pitted against one another in ways that none could have imagined. Loyalties will be tested and secretsrevealed, and a terrible, shocking crime will shatter both their family and their beloved town.

With breathtaking pace and penetrating emotional insight, True Colors is an unforgettable novel about sisters, rivalry, forgiveness, redemption—and ultimately, what it means to be a family.

It’s so great to be at a site devoted to romance.  As many of you probably know, I began my career writing paperback historical romance, and I can tell you that these stories are near and dear to my heart.  It’s especially great to be here to tell you about True Colors.  I can honestly say that this is my most romantic story in years.  Maybe my most romantic story ever.  It’s got all the elements of classic romance–a bad boy hero, a heroine who follows her heart against all odds, and town that makes their love seem destined to fail.  There’s a lot more to this book than just the romance, but the love story is the heart and soul of it; without Vivi Ann and Dallas falling in love, there would be no True Colors.  In addition, it’s also a little bit family drama, a little bit legal thriller and a little bit about a young man coming of age amidst heartbreak and prejudice.

This is also the first time I’ve tackled sisterhood in the last few years, and I have to say it was a lot of fun.  We all know how sticky our relationships with our sisters can be.  And for this book, I added another dimension to that:  I asked what it would do to close-knit sisters if they found themselves on opposite sides of the law.

The older I get, the more I realize how important our girlfriends and our sisters are to us.  How important we women are to each other.  There’s a big part of this book that explores the changing and changeable dynamics within a family.  We are all sometimes right and sometimes wrong in the way we deal with our siblings, and that means that forgiveness and acceptance become paramount to the maintenance of a durable, honest relationship.  Let’s face it: we all have to apologize and admit our mistakes sometimes–even if we’re not entirely sure we were wrong.  This idea of redemption and forgiveness is at the heart of the sisters’ relationship in True Colors.  Each sister is partially right and they’ll have to figure out how to compromise and accept…or lose each other forever.  And as we all know, nothing can tear sisters apart like a man…the wrong man.  I can’t tell you if Dallas is the right man or the wrong man; you’ll have to read True Colors and answer that for yourself.  I will tell that Winona is absolutely that not only is he wrong for Vivi Ann, he’s flat out dangerous…

I hope you all enjoy this love story as much as I enjoyed writing it.

My best,
Kristin Hannah

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